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Bill Nye headed to Peacock to host new science series 'The End is Nye'

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Mar 2, 2021, 3:33 PM EST

Unfortunately, it appears the world still needs saving. Luckily, Peacock knows just the man to do it — and it will almost certainly feature some tried-and-true factoids and super-smart deep dives! 

Bill Nye will host and executive produce The End is Nye, a TV series that will see him venture into large-scale global disasters, both natural and unnatural, as he uses science to demystify them and teaches audiences how they can survive, mitigate, and even prevent them. 

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Episodes will focus on all manners of topics, from more recent and pressing subjects like viruses and climate change to wide-scale catastrophes like authoritarianism and chemical warfare, and even more natural threats like asteroids and volcanoes. Nye will highlight the reality of each subject, while also providing viewers with a sense of hope as he suggests scientifically-informed ways forward. 

The End is Nye is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio and UCP, as well as Seth MacFarlane's (The Orville) Fuzzy Door. Brannon Braga (Cosmos: Possible Worlds, Star Trek) will showrun and executive produce the series, as well as direct all episodes.

This isn't the first time Nye, an Emmy Award-winning science educator and New York Times bestselling author-slash-inventor-slash-engineer, has hosted a TV series intended to get audiences interested in science. He's known as the "Science Guy" to a generation fo fans thanks to a five-year run of his first show, the titular Bill Nye the Science Guy, from 1993 to 1998, followed by a more recent stint hosting Netflix's Bill Nye Saves the World, which ran for three seasons on the streaming giant, from 2017 to 2018. Since then, he's appeared on other shows — even voicing himself in the latest Scooby-Doo movie!